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    Cleaning and laundry are chores that most would consider a less-than-enjoyable experience. But the benefits of a well-maintained and cleaned home certainly outweigh the spent efforts and with the help of these two books, readers can turn their home into an inviting space whilst rediscovering the simple pleasures of housekeeping.

    Ideal for the house-proud person in your life or a student soon to be living away from home for the first time, this set of helpful how-to books makes for the perfect household cleaning guide and provides daily, weekly, monthly and annual checklists for helping to keep them organised.

    Providing helpful information from when to dust shelves to when to use pre-wash detergents, the books will prove to be invaluable resources.

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    How to Iron a Shirt is a delightful little hardback that contains 500 household tips to make your life easier. From avoiding the mystery of the ever-disappearing pen to handy reminders about which member of the family does what activity on weeknights, the book will also show you how easy it is to keep your documents organised in a timely manner and even how to clean the washing machine. Sure to be a useful book for the whole family, the tips are presented in a friendly and light-hearted manner and there is even advice on how to look after domestic pets.
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    Kitchen Miracles Collection - 6 Books (Collection)

    Dr. Penny Stanway

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    Dr Penny Stanway expertly guides readers through the practical and creative uses for an assortment of household staples. Including bicarbonate of soda, cider vinegar, garlic, honey, lemons and olive oil, this comprehensive and entertaining 6-book collection proves why every home should have these vital ingredients in stock at all times.

    From using cider vinegar to improve your skin and hair to the power of bicarbonate of soda as a cleaning product, explaining why olive oil is known as 'liquid gold' to using lemons as a vital natural remedy, each book provides indispensable and easy-to-follow tips on how to use each product and is a brilliant compendium of the item's many interesting uses. Along with an A-Z of common ailments, each includes delicious recipes too. A fascinating and unique collection of books.

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    MAHE

    Made at Home: Eggs & Poultry (Hardback)

    Dick Strawbridge

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    Dick and James Strawbridge's Made at Home: Eggs and Poultry is the perfect book for anyone intending to embrace the Good Life. It describes how whether you have a large country garden or small city enclosure, keeping a couple of hens is essential for fresh eggs every day. The hardback covers everything you need to raise chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys for eggs and for eating, from the best housing to feeding and breeding. Among the recipes featured in the book are poached eggs, smoked eggs with beetroot, braised duck with peas and south-western fried chicken.

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    Step-by-Step Home Design & Decorating is a practical guide to restyling your home, covering from the initial planning stages through to the finishing touches. Perfect for anyone thinking about a change, the hardback offers a room-by-room approach with clear instructions, gorgeous photographs and sensible guidance. From the experts at DK, the book offers a brilliant mix of inspiration and practical advice that is sure to help you when decorating.

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    BSVI
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    With three books covering some of nature's most effective ingredients, this collection aims to pull together a vast array of facts about vinegar, bicarbonate of soda and salt. The store cupboard ingredients can be used for cleaning, cooking and can even treat common ailments. With home cures, recipes and everyday hints and tips included, these books cover all the practical household uses of the ingredients and show their versatility. The books also provide information on some of the more whimsical ways they can be used.
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    Restoration Home (Paperback)

    Gavin Weightman

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    A fantastic accompaniment to the BBC2 TV series, Restoration Home ? presented here in an attractive paperback edition ? is an extraordinary journey of discovery that will help you learn all of the secrets that your house holds. Written by Gavin Weightman, this practical and intriguing guide is broken down into useful chapters that offer handy hints on how to identify the key features of your property and get your hands on important resources such as maps, censuses, deeds and Post Office directories. A must for history fans and property fanatics, as well as those who are interested to learn more about the four walls in which they reside.

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    ADZTW

    Do-It-Yourself Workshop (Paperback)

    John McGowan

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    This book contains all the necessary information on basic tools and materials that the do-it-yourself enthusiast will need. It begins with a section on tools and techniques, which covers the basic items needed for most do-it-yourself jobs as well as giving a guide to storing your tools. The chapter on equipment and materials covers plaster, concrete and mortar, roofing materials, adhesives and sealants, as well as fixings and fittings, flooring, painting and wallpapering materials. The final section of the book consists of projects involving basic carpentry skills. From simple projects, such as putting up shelves, to more complex tasks, such as replacing a section of skirting and boxing-in wall pipes, this section will help you to carry out a variety of woodworking tasks.
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    ADZRE

    Paint Effects and Spectacular Finishes (Paperback)

    Sacha Cohen

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    How to give every room a new lease of life, use colours with confidence and create fantastic effects with ease - over 50 techniques and projects shown step by step in more than 300 colour photographs
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    DIY Manual (Other)

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    Packed with inspiring ideas and practical advice on tools and techniques, the "Reader's Digest DIY Manual" is an essential in every household. It contains invaluable advice for anyone fixing, extending, decorating, renovating or building their home. Whether you want to know how to repair a leak, wallpaper a stairwell or lay a patio, it's all here. Each project is laid out with step-by-step instructions and clear photographs, drawings and diagrams. The completely up-to-date text reflects new legislation, including the latest wiring and glazing regulations. This updated edition also includes new material on energy-saving DIY, providing information on assessing and improving your home's energy efficiency rating, government grants available for energy-saving improvements, advice on choosing eco-friendly paints and flooring, installing solar panels and the latest energy and water-saving home appliances.
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    Essential DIY Projects (Paperback)

    DIY Doctor

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    The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Essential DIY Projects is a short, simple and to-the-point guide to that will teach you a number of essential projects around the house in just 96 pages. Suitable even for those who've never picked up a hammer, this is an ideal starting point for the new home-owner or tentative DIY-er. make basic repairs decorate with flair makeover the garden tackle new projects add value to your home
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    Collins Complete DIY Manual (Hardback)

    Albert Jackson

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    Collins Complete DIY Manual has sold over 3 million copies and is the most comprehensive and authoritative DIY manual ever produced. For novices, DIY enthusiasts or professionals, this essential book continues to be the most in-depth, up-to-date and user-friendly DIY book on the market, covering everything from decorating and repairs to electricity, plumbing and much more. This fully updated version features an even more accessible design to help you navigate easily through the info, and thousands of new photographs and illustrations to make sure you get your job done quickly and safely. There have been many changes to regulations in recent years, particularly in electricity (the new Part P legislation and changes to cable colours) -- the Manual not only lists but also clearly explains these new regs and helps you work with them. And as we all become much more conscious of the environmental impact our homes have, new material on energy-saving DIY is essential reading for any householder -- saving you money too in the process.
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    Women's Home DIY Manual (Hardback)

    Kerrie Hanafin

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    How many blokes at Haynes does it take to change a light bulb? None. The girls have beaten them to it. They've also fixed the leaky tap, put up the shelves, tiled the kitchen, insulated the loft and changed the oil in the car - all without damaging their nails. Presented in a contemporary, fashionable style (not too much pink, but certainly a bit) and written in a chatty way (with the occasional 'man' joke), the "Women's DIY Manual" will give all the girls the information they need for general household DIY. In true Haynes style, there is clear step-by-step photography and easy-to-follow instructions, with difficulty ratings for each project.